Monthly Archives: April 2019

Catholic Education Week is coming next week!

Dear Crusaders,

We will be celebrating Catholic Education Week next week which gives us a chance to highlight so many of the wonderful activities and events that occur at Canadian Martyrs each and every day.  Please see the attached flyer from St. Anthony Daniel Parish regarding some of their events taking place for CEW.

More info to come soon Crusaders!

catholic education mass poster

By |2019-04-30T16:43:50-04:00April 30th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Catholic Education Week is coming next week!

Water Issues in Kitchener – an update…

Hello Crusaders!

We had a great opportunity this morning to “walk a mile” in the shoes of the millions of people (many in Ontario!)  who do not have easy access to clean, drinkable water.  We were out for approximately 30 minutes before the City informed us that they had the problem fixed and we were good to go.  A very minor inconvenience for us, but a real struggle for many!

I congratulate the Canadian Martyrs staff and students for their outlook, perspective and for taking the opportunity to focus on the real issues that many of our fellow Canadians, and people worldwide face everyday.

Happy Earth Week!

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Water Issues in Kitchener

Hey Crusaders!

Please see the message below from our Maintenance team at the WCDSB.  This information is correct as of 8:20am:

“The City has confirmed a water main break affecting a large area of Kitchener around the King St./Cameron area.  They hope to have it repaired in the next 30 to 40 minutes.  We will send further direction as soon as we have more information.”

We are open for business as usual!  See you soon Crusaders!

By |2019-04-25T08:32:58-04:00April 25th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Water Issues in Kitchener

Important Information about Vacation Bible School at St. Anthony Daniel Parish

Hey Crusaders!   Please see the information below regarding the upcoming VBS at St. Anthony Daniel Parish.

youth leader vbs form

VBS registration form 2019 camper

Vacation Bible School 2019 Registration:
 April 27th/28th, following our Weekend Masses. $30/child

From July 8th-12th, 9:00 a.m. to noon, St. Anthony Daniel Parish invites children from kindergarten to grade 6 to come explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers us through this wild life.

Space is limited – be sure to sign up this weekend!

Forms online and at the church.


Vacation Bible School 2019 Youth Leader Registration:

Any time before April 29th

Come and serve!

All young people entering into Grade 7 September 2019 are invited to join us as volunteer youth leaders! Training provided.

Registration forms available online and at the church.

By |2019-04-23T13:55:45-04:00April 23rd, 2019|News|Comments Off on Important Information about Vacation Bible School at St. Anthony Daniel Parish

FROZEN YOGURT is back at Canadian Martyrs!

Hey Crusaders!

Check out School Cash Online for the Frozen Yogurt that is for sale every week in May and June.  It doesn’t seem too hot now, but in May and June it will be – there is nothing better than a frozen treat on a hot day!

Online sales only…

Order yours today!

By |2019-04-23T06:39:56-04:00April 23rd, 2019|News|Comments Off on FROZEN YOGURT is back at Canadian Martyrs!

This week at Canadian Martyrs…

Good Morning Crusaders!
We hope you all had a great long weekend and were able to spend some time with family, friends, and in the great outdoors!  We were so blessed to have a great sunny day yesterday!

This week is a busy one at Canadian Martyrs, and there are a lot of great events coming up!

Here are the items to note:

  • For the next 2 weeks, we will recognize our “EARTH WEEKS” where we can all make intentional efforts to make a difference!  It may seem like our little efforts do not make a difference, but they do!
  • Now that our Grade 4’s are done their CCAT testing, it is our Grade 7’s that will show us what they know on the CAT-4 test!  Good Luck 7’s!
  • The Grade 8’s in Mr. Butter’s class are one week away from the PCAP test!  This is a national test that we were chosen for and we are so excited for our 8’s to show us what they know.
  • As always, we have our Spirit Day on Wednesday – wear your Crusader gear!
  • On Friday, we have our Umbrella Assembly when we award all of those who demonstrated intrinsic motivation this month as we look ahead to our May skill!
  • On April 30, 2019 we will celebrate our Beacon of Hope.  This year, the staff at Canadian Martyrs would like to Congratulate Myah B. from Mr. Butter’s class!  She is an excellent example of what HOPE looks like in our world.  Congratulations Myah!
  • Also on April 30, 2019, we are holding our first ever “Popcorn and Movie Night” at Canadian Martyrs.  Students and PARENTS are welcome to come to Canadian Martyrs.  Students will be in a few classrooms watching a movie and enjoying some delicious popcorn, while parents are in the gym listening to Dr. Jen Forristal from the Umbrella Project!  She is here to speak to us about the project, and some practical ways we can help our kids develop their Umbrella Skills – those skills that will help them to deal with the inevitable “storms” that will come our way.  Students MUST have a parent attend in order to attend themselves…
  • On May 1st, we begin our celebration of Mary with our “Crowning of Mary Ceremony”.  This is a long standing tradition at Canadian Martyrs and we look forward to another great celebration!

Exciting times at Canadian Martyrs!  Mark you calendars and get involved!

Thank you for your continued support and cooperation!

Canadian Martyrs Staff.

By |2019-04-23T06:33:52-04:00April 23rd, 2019|News|Comments Off on This week at Canadian Martyrs…

The Mudpuppy Chase is back Crusaders!

Hey Crusaders!

The Mudpuppy Chase is back! Schools and families from around the region will be participating in this important event on Sunday May 5th. The race will be held at U of W again this year, and all donations will go toward Kids Ability and other local child focused charities.

Please join the Canadian Martyrs Team by signing up today! Please see the attachment for instructions about how to register for this important event(*note: no “school code” is needed*)

Easter weekend would be a perfect time to collect pledges!

Thank you Crusaders!

By |2019-04-19T20:11:57-04:00April 19th, 2019|News|Comments Off on The Mudpuppy Chase is back Crusaders!

Popcorn and Movie Night is coming quickly!

Dear Crusaders!

Check out the attached flyer for information about an exciting night at Canadian Martyrs!

On Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 5:45pm, we will be screening a variety of movies in a variety of classrooms, depending on numbers, and providing them with popcorn.

While the kids are in the rooms, the parents will have an opportunity to hear Dr. Jen speak about the Umbrella Project from 6:00pm – 7:00pm.  We have been working on our Umbrella skills this entire year and we will continue to work on them next year.  You can help us out at home, and this is a great way for you to know what to do!

Please return the RSVP sheet that was sent home or call the school to give your numbers.
Students are NOT permitted to come for movies without their parents attending.

If you have any questions, please contact the school and we will be happy to help.

Thank you for your continued support and cooperation.

Have a great day Crusaders!

Dr Jen Flyer

By |2019-04-17T07:59:49-04:00April 17th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Popcorn and Movie Night is coming quickly!

Fire Drill at Canadian Martyrs…

Dear Crusader Community,

I want to take a moment to thank the staff of Canadian Martyrs for their safe and speedy execution of our Fire Drill procedures.  Today at about 1:30pm, we held one of our several fire drills and the staff and students evacuated the school quickly and quietly.  Everyone was accounted for quickly and we were back to work within 10 minutes.

Please speak to your children about safe procedures when they hear the fire alarm sound, and congratulate them for a great drill today!

Way to go Crusaders!

By |2019-04-10T13:51:19-04:00April 10th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Fire Drill at Canadian Martyrs…